Friday, May 29, 2020

Raul’s Barber Shop on Avenue B is one of the many small businesses which have had to temporarily close due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

To see our East Village’s Alphabet City walk with our dog check out our full video: 

https://youtu.be/6PijcC-ENUU  

We walked by Raul’s and many other small #momandpopstorefronts to check on how they are coping in our latest YouTube video highlighting all the letter-named Avenues in Alphabet City, from Avenues A to D. 

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: EAST VILLAGE WALK DURING COVID AROUND ALPHABET CITY" is live!

 In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along the streets of the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, #NYC in the area known as Alphabet City.

Full video:  https://youtu.be/6PijcC-ENUU 

We see many closed shops and restaurants during our walk as well as a few that are thankfully open, serving hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the COVID 19 State of Emergency.   

We stop by one such essential business and visit Ray Alvarez, the owner of Ray's Candy Store on Avenue A, who has kept his historic candy store open for takeaway and delivery during the entire shutdown.    

We also look lots of graffiti and street art that we see painted on the streets. New York City streets we walk along include East 14th Street, Avenue A, Avenue B, Avenue C and Avenue D.    

Filmed on Sunday, May 24, 2020    

Food featured includes a hot dog from Ray's Candy Store 113 Avenue A New York, NY   

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: EAST VILLAGE WALK DURING COVID AROUND ALPHABET CITY" is live!

 

 In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along the streets of the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, #NYC in the area known as Alphabet City.  

We see many closed shops and restaurants during our walk as well as a few that are thankfully open, serving hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the COVID 19 State of Emergency. 

We stop by one such essential business and visit Ray Alvarez, the owner of Ray's Candy Store on Avenue A, who has kept his historic candy store open for takeaway and delivery during the entire shutdown.  

We also look lots of graffiti and street art that we see painted on the streets. New York City streets we walk along include East 14th Street, Avenue A, Avenue B, Avenue C and Avenue D.  

Filmed on Sunday, May 24, 2020  

Food featured includes a hot dog from Ray's Candy Store 113 Avenue A New York, NY  

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

ABC TV on Canal Street in the Lower East Side was located on the ground floor of the former Loew’s Canal Theater building, a 1928 movie palace constructed in a Spanish baroque style.

This photo is from 2004 and appears in our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York”. Although ABC TV has been closed for some time, the building itself still has a largely intact theater although the seats have been removed. 

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Monday, May 25, 2020

To see what the M. Schames & Son Paints #storefront looks like today and to see our walk with our dog of the entire length of Canal Street from Essex Street in Chinatown to West Street in TriBeCa, please watch and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Full video: https://youtu.be/HzRcB6vWJ8 

M. Schames & Son Paints has been in the same family for four generations. In our latest YouTube video we visit the original location of this family-owned paint store near Canal Street, which was founded by Mendel Schames, a Russian immigrant. The shop is now run by father and son, Marshall and Brian Schames. 

This photo was taken in 2004 for our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York”. Sadly, the Schames family was forced to relocate their business after the construction of a neighboring condo building destabilized their northern wall. 

We love their #vintage colorful PAINTS #signage and Brian told us that they wanted to take it with them but their new location is narrower and the sign won’t fit across the storefront.


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: WALKING DURING COVID-19 CHINATOWN TO EMPTY TRIBECA" is live!

 

In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along Canal Street in Chinatown to the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, #NYC.  

We see many closed shops and restaurants during our walk as well as a few that are thankfully open, serving hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. 

We also look lots of graffiti that we see painted on the streets. New York City streets we walk along include the entire length of Canal Street from Essex Street in Chinatown to West Street in TriBeCa, which is a normally busy stretch with both traffic and locals and tourists shopping but we found it to be nearly empty.  

Filmed on Friday, May 22, 2020  

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: WALKING DURING COVID-19 EAST VILLAGE TO THE HIGH LINE" is live!



In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along 14th Street in the East Village to Union Square and continue to the High Line in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, #NYC.  
We see many closed shops and restaurants during our walk as well as a few that are thankfully open, serving hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. 

We also look at some of the graffiti and street art murals we see painted on the streets. New York City streets we walk along include the entire length of 14th Street from Avenue C to the West Side Highway, W 12th Street and Washington Street.  

Filmed on Monday, May 18, 2020  

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